Aubrey

(47 Posts)
Fifi2406 Sat 17-Nov-12 09:39:03

For a boy?!

meditrina Sat 17-Nov-12 09:51:02

It's not a name I particularly like, but I think it's a perfectly good choice.

My next-door neighbour was called Aubrey, and he was lovely so lots of positive associations.

curiousgeorgie Sun 18-Nov-12 00:54:04

Isn't it a girls name??

persephoneplum Sun 18-Nov-12 03:12:21

Erm no.. that would be Audrey...

5madthings Sun 18-Nov-12 03:21:17

Well on teen mom there is a baby girl called aubrey, its quite a sweet name but i do think of it as a girls name.

shoobidoo Sun 18-Nov-12 07:15:39

I like it.

HilaryM Sun 18-Nov-12 07:25:29

It's always been a boys' name. I have a dear friend Aubrey in his mid 30s - he's lovely.

cuttingandpasting Sun 18-Nov-12 07:25:41

It is DH's middle name - he hates it

meditrina Sun 18-Nov-12 09:25:24

It's the shortened form of Auberon/Oberon.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 18-Nov-12 09:53:04

I thought it was a girls name too girl out of the hills called that

Mrsrobertduvallsaysboo Sun 18-Nov-12 09:55:13

It's a bit ethereal.
Conjures up someone in a smoking jacket quoting Noel Coward to me.

curiousgeorgie Sun 18-Nov-12 10:04:33

Persephoneplum - no, I'm aware it's Aubrey and not Audrey. It's still a girls name. The 2 I know are girls and theres a singer called Aubrey O Day and a baby on teen mum is called Aubrey.

curiousgeorgie Sun 18-Nov-12 10:06:45

In fact, if you google Aubrey it's predominantly girls.

hatebeak Sun 18-Nov-12 10:43:22

It's a boys' name. It always has been, although people have relatively recently started using it as a girls' name, posibly because of the US fondness for names like Bree and Audrey. I knew two elderly Aubreys - it's not my favourite name but it's a proper choice.

meditrina Sun 18-Nov-12 10:49:48

If it is being used for girls, then to some it must be a unisex name (though as traditionally it is "King of the Fairies" I do find that very odd).

I do not think it has fully transitioned to unisex in the UK though.

badtime Sun 18-Nov-12 10:52:04

In America, Aubrey is commonly used as a girl's name. This doesn't mean that Aubrey is a girl's name. It's not, it's a boy's name that Americans use for girls. I have heard of American girls called Graham ffs.
I have never heard of a British female Aubrey.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 18-Nov-12 10:53:52

I like it. It was also the name of a brilliant cartoon when I was little !

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 18-Nov-12 12:48:33

badtime such a salient point about girls being called Graham etc in America. I chuckled.

I like Aubrey...on a boy OP. The rapper Drakes first name is Aubrey. He's a man.

Fifi2406 Sun 18-Nov-12 16:38:58

It's definitely a boys name in the uk!

It's deffo a boys' name but it is horrible. It is deffo NOT a girls' name.

LOVE this name, we watched Master and Commander today (Cpt J. Aubrey) and I was saying to DH if our next DC is a boy I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this name!!

manicinsomniac Sun 18-Nov-12 23:52:08

It's perfectly acceptable as a girl's name. There's a beautiful older children's book called 'Love Aubrey' which is about a girl.

I really like it and much prefer it for a girl than for a boy.

There were only 11 female Aubreys born in the UK in 2011 but then there were only 21 male Aubreys so not that different.

In the US Aubrey ranked at number 20 for girls last year but hasn't made it into the top 1000 for boys since 2002 when it ranked at 938.

So I think it's transitioning into far more of a female name really.

tigerdriverII Sun 18-Nov-12 23:57:04

Well it is a boy's name but not one I would give to a boy of mine, that's for sure.

louisianablue2000 Mon 19-Nov-12 00:16:45

For a boy fine, a good classy name. For a girl oh dear God no, just marks you out as a rather stupid person.

ladymia Mon 19-Nov-12 00:17:37

Hmm really not keen on it

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